Sunday, September 29, 2013


We attended are first Sumo match in Tokyo this weekend.

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It was interesting to watch, but not something I need to do again.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Bratzillas Witchy Princess - Carolina Past

I finally did it, I bit the bullet and bought a Bratz doll, after years of saying I would never do it. Most of their faces don't appeal to me. This one though...

I was drawn to her lovely blue hair, dark lips, and elaborate eye decoration.

Monday, September 16, 2013

La Dee Da

I admit it, La Dee Da dolls are adorable. For my birthday, my brother and sister-in-law presented me with La Dee Da Garden Party: Cyanne as Sunflower Burst. She is pretty perfect. From her huge eyes to her orange hair to her sunflower detailing.

She even came with a little tea cup and saucer. If only she was able to hold them.

Which La Dee Da doll is your favorite?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mount Takao Beer Garden

Dave and I decided to go to have dinner at the Beer Garden on Mount Takao.

The area below the beer garden was decorated with lanterns.

It was a hazy evening and had been raining, so the view was obscured.

There was tasty beer on tap. - Good.

The food, while plentiful, was pretty bland and tasteless.  - Bad.
It was mostly Japanese food. The write up mentioned western fare too, but that would be the pizza that was not available when I went looking for it. (It was available later, but I was already full.)

I would not go again. There are much better restaurants at the base of the mountain.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Orcara drawing at Jane Cherie

Jane Cherie is having a drawing for a Orcara - Fast Food Meal set. Go and check out her blog.

Photo from her site.

UFDC Convention 2013, Washington, DC: Part 5

Day 5

I got up bright and early for this last day of the convention since I was signed up to help with the Helpers at 6:30AM. I made my way to the Helper Room and we quickly got all the buckets moved down to the ballroom.

I then volunteered myself to man the computer during the drawings and enter the winning tickets. Yay! I got to be useful. I even won a Helper - a 19 inch composition doll in an original Madame Hendren outfit. Woot!

Here she is with another doll of mine.

I then had a quick lunch and attended a workshop: A Kimono for April. In the class we finished sewing a Kimono for a small doll.



I had enough time to head back to my room to freshen up, and then it was finally time to go to the Ballroom and do my Hostess duties.

I packed up my table favors, three types of flavored KitKats and a fan into a Kawaii Koi bag, and went down.

The tables were set with the Tonner American Model dolls. So beautiful.

Some of the table loot.

The ladies

Everyone seemed to have a good time and the conversation flowed freely.

The souvenir doll for the convention was a Tiny Kitty dressed as First Lady Helen Taft.

After the dinner I picked up my Centerpiece doll that I had previously purchased and the silent auction I won, 2 Ginnys in a trunk with many outfits and accessories.

Overall, I had a great time at convention. I met many different people, got to be useful, and started some friendships. (I also bought many, many dolls.) And I got the best compliment ever, the Banana Crew wants me. Maybe I will go to convention next year, even if it is in Texas.